On February 26th 2012 a group of six Velomuse Vixens (Greta Daniels, Alicia Mathers, Jeanne Morin-Leisk, Kamden Hoffman, Melissa Hopkins, and Jessica Nelson) dressed up as Ballet Bikers, complete with tutus and Velomuse T-shirts, and competed with more than 80 other teams in the largest stationary bike race in Western Pennsylvania. The Race to Any Place was a six-hour relay race, consisting of twenty-four grueling 15 minute heats and lots of fun, that benefited the Western Pennsylvania and West Virginia Chapter of the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. The Velomuse Vixens were able to raise over $500 in donations, which we are grateful to all of our friends and family for sponsoring our fabulous team. We may not have won the race in mileage but we did win the best dressed team, the best dancers, and the team with the most spirit! We had such a great time and encourage everyone to come out next year and join us in supporting this great event, no athletic prowess is necessary just a desire to have fun and meet a lot of awesome people, especially if you’re dressed in a tutu! If you don’t believe me check out what a couple of the Velomuse Vixens had to say about this year’s event.
“I really thought wearing a tutu was a crazy idea, but after a couple spins with my awesome lady team and the admiring looks we received I was honored to be on team Velomuse. Can’t waiy until next year, who knows what kind of costume we’ll come with but if I have teammates like I did this year I can’t wait!!” ~Kamden Hoffman
“The Race to Anyplace is one of my favorite events every year. Not only is the entire room coming together to benefit a great cause, but this year’s turnout of women’s riders/racers was truly an inspiring site. The community is certainly growing by leaps and bounds and I know it is because of the welcoming and supportive environment that we all work very hard to cultivate and maintain. As for the Vixens – I could not have asked for a better ballerina squad spinning their hearts out!” ~ Greta Daniels